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PA 2-1-1 NW - PA 211 Northwest
Description of Service
Provides hospice care at patients call home: the house they've lived in for decades, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or anywhere else they find the greatest comfort. We provide support by developing individualized care plans, setting goals, encouraging personal choices, working together in caregiving decisions and supporting meaningful experiences. They help manage pain and symptoms, enabling patients to live life as fully and comfortably as possible. Social workers and spiritual counselors create a comforting environment in which patients and families are able to share their thoughts, hopes and concerns. Special bereavement programs provide emotional support to patients and families who need it. Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance plans and provide care to those who qualify regardless of the ability to pay or insurance coverage.